Doug Marcaida Bio, Age, Nationality, Parents, Siblings, Height, Net Worth
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Facts of Doug Marcaida
|Full Name:||Doug Marcaida|
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|Profession:||martial artist and weapons fighting specialist|
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Doug is a martial artist and weapons fighting specialist who is most known for serving as a judge on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” television show. He’s also a weapons designer whose creations have appeared in a number of high-profile films.
Doug Marcaida: Bio, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
His date and location of birth are unknown, however he is of American and Filipino origin, having been born in the Philippines.
All about Doug Marcaida’s Career
While little is known about Doug’s upbringing or why he became interested in martial arts, it is known that he studied Kali, a Filipino martial art that emphasizes weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, and other bladed weapons, as well as improvised weapons, but also teaches open hand techniques without the use of weapons.
Over time, he honed his talents to the point that he was able to create his own kali technique, “Marcaida kali,” with the primary goal of protecting rather than harming. His experience led to him becoming an armed combat consultant, and he was engaged on a contract by the US military. He began inventing his own guns based on his knowledge and experience with weaponry, which have been used in films. His most well-known designs include the Italian FOX knives and the DART (Direct Action Response Theory), a small curved knife that is both portable and easy to use.
His knowledge and brilliant designs prompted him to work as a consultant on several high-profile Hollywood films, including “Blade,” which stars Wesley Snipes and is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. He was also involved in the development of “300,” which is based on a comic book series by Frank Miller. The film’s plot follows King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans as they fight an invading Persian force of more than 300,000 men.
Another well-known project in which he was involved is the “Bourne” films, which are a series of action films starring Matt Damon and based on Robert Ludlum’s novel series of the same name. The film features a lot of improvised and melee weaponry, as well as methods inspired by Kali and other weapons-based combat systems.
Marcaida was afterwards invited to become a judge for the History channel’s competition television series “Forged in Fire,” which he accepted. Four bladesmiths participate in a three-round elimination contest forging bladed weapons in each episode, with the overall winner getting a $10,000 reward. Wil Willis, a former US military man who went on to become a television broadcaster, hosts the show, which has three judges who are all specialists in weaponry and weapon history. Depending on the complexity of the weapon they must make, the contenders are frequently given a time constraint. After that, each blade must be put through its paces in terms of material, design, strength, and lethal application.
Because of the show’s popularity, a spin-off called “Forged in Fire: Knife or Death” was created, hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. Marcaida frequently analyzes weapons in the main display by subjecting them to tests in order to establish their effectiveness. If he is unable to test the weapon, he asks a coworker or family member to do so in his stead. The show has aired for a total of five seasons, the most recent of which aired in 2018.
Net Worth and Salary
Doug Marcaida’s net worth is unknown. Sources estimate his net worth to be $300,000 as of mid-2018, based on his success in armed combat consulting and weapon creation. He was previously in the US military and assists with weapons-based battle choreography for numerous projects. It is believed that his riches will grow as he continues his pursuits.
Relationship Status: Divorced?
Doug is known to be quite private when it comes to his family, and as a result, there is no information available concerning any marriages or children. Due to an event at work, he had to take a leave from work and undergo arm surgery, however he didn’t go into great detail about it. He has a personal website and social media profiles, however they primarily highlight some of his weapon designs and recent projects. He is likewise active in marketing his work in “Forged in Fire,” although nothing too personal is mentioned.